How to Calculate and Convert Units in OS X and iOS

10:30 AM, Nov. 2nd, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

The original Macintosh Calculator Desk Accessory

As Sandro Cuccia has written about in previous articles, Apple gives all Mac owners several amazing and free little applications and utilities built right in. Calculator is one such app. Sandro shows you the features included and how to use them, with a peek at the iOS 7 version.

How to Use Target Disk Mode to Boot From Another Mac’s Hard Drive

8:25 AM, Oct. 24th, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

<p>Target Disk Mode Mac</p>

Mac Geek Gab listener Ken wants to set up and control a Mac mini without having to use a dedicated monitor, mouse, and keyboard. We'll show him how Target Disk Mode, a longtime Mac feature, can let him boot the Mac mini using just his MacBook Pro and a data cable.

Finding Apple’s Mostly Free iWorks Apps for OS X and iOS

10:18 AM, Oct. 23rd, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

Apple released brand new versions of Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for the Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on Tuesday, and they're free for anyone that's buying a computer or mobile device. For the rest of us, there may be some money changing hands to get the most recent version of the iWork suite on our devices. Read on to see where to get the apps and what you can expect to pay.

Safari for OS X Mountain Lion gets Shared Links and Sidebar

4:20 PM, Oct. 22nd, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

OS X Mountain Lion users got an update to Safari on Tuesday, giving them shared links support and a new sidebar. MacBook Pro and MacBook Air users got a little something, too, thanks to Safari 6.1's improved energy efficiency features.

How and Why to Defragment Your Mac’s Hard Drive

8:45 AM, Oct. 21st, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

<p>Mac OS X Hard Drive Defrag</p>

Mac Geek Gab listener Stephen wants to defragment his Mac’s hard drive to regain lost performance. We explain how the process works and recommend some tools and methods to help him get the job done.

Terminal: Comparing Folders with “diff”

8:41 AM, Oct. 18th, 2013 · · Mountain Lion

If you've ever had to go through the tedious process of comparing differences between two folders to figure out which files were missing from one, then this tip's for you. There's a much better, faster way to handle that task, and you don't have to download a darned thing to do so. In this Quick Tip, Melissa Holt'll fill you in.